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Fatwas Galore

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:52
Atlantic, by William Brennan Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 27 47 2015 06:47:26 GMT Last october, Syed Azmi Alhabshi, a pharmacist who’d never petted a dog, held an event for the canine'curious in a park outside Kuala Lumpur. Many Malaysian Muslims consider dogs religiously unclean and avoid them out of fear; Syed Azmi explained on Facebook that he hoped the event—which he called “I Want to Touch a Dog”—could “help them (and me) not to be afraid.” It appeared to be a huge success: hundreds of people showed up, and photos of hijab'clad women embracing huskies, pugs, and chow chows got national attention. But in the days that followed, Malaysian Islamic authorities denounced Syed

Immigration Activists Vow Voter Repercussions Over Ruling

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:52
Bloomberg News, by Justin Sink and Angela Greiling Keane Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 27 34 2015 06:34:10 GMT Immigration activists vowed Republicans will pay a political price after a federal appeals court kept President Barack Obama’s action to defer deportation on hold. The 2'1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday was a victory for opponents of Obama’s plan to extend deportation protection and offer work permits to up to five million undocumented immigrants. It also probably will push the court case stemming from a suit by 26 states into the middle of the 2016 presidential campaign. Backers of Obama’s action said the case will exacerbate frustration among Hispanic voters, an

Fiorina To Hillary: Look At Your Own Office Before ‘Lecturing Others’ On Equal Pay For Women [VIDEO]

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:34
Daily Caller (DC), by Al Weaver Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 19 2015 06:19:44 GMT Carly Fiorina kept up her tough rhetoric on Hillary Clinton Wednesday, saying the former secretary of state should worry about her own staff and stop “lecturing others” on equal pay for women. In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell outside of where Clinton was set to speak in Columbia, S.C., Fiorina also argued that the seniority system is to blame for the issue, not the laws on the books, a point she has argued in the past. The former Hewlett'Packard CEO was pointing to the revelation that Clinton paid her women staffers 72 cents for every dollar she paid a

President Obama asserts power over small waterways

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:34
The Hill (Washington DC), by Timothy Cama Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 15 2015 06:15:39 GMT The Obama administration on Wednesday asserted its authority over the nation´s streams, wetlands and other smaller waterways, moving forward with one of the most controversial environmental regulations in recent years. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers said they are making final their proposed waters of the United States rule, which Republicans and many businesses have long panned as a massive federal overreach that would put the EPA in charge of ditches, puddles and wet areas. “We’re finalizing a clean water rule to protect the streams and the wetlands that one in three Americans rely on

Standard hotel apologizes after Navy officer turned away from lounge during Fleet Week

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:34
New York Daily News, by Nancy Dillon Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 05 2015 06:05:32 GMT This bar sure showed one sailor some stinking standards. Manhattan’s swanky Standard hotel has issued an apology after a Navy officer wearing her iconic white uniform was turned away by a bouncer — during Fleet Week. The sailor was blocked at the elevator to the Top of The Standard lounge around 8 p.m. Saturday when she arrived with three others who wore cocktail attire, one member of the spurned group told the Daily News on Monday. “We walked in, went to the elevator and were stopped by a doorman who said, ‘Hey man, there’s a dress code,’ said Ryan O’Connor,

Give the ´bigot´ bomb a break

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:34
USA Today, by Kirsten Powers Posted By: garnet- Wed, 27 07 2015 05:07:20 GMT A lesbian couple purchased engagement rings from a Christian jeweler.They were so pleased with the service, they referred a friend to the shop to purchase a ring for his girlfriend. Said friend spied a sign that read: "The sanctity of marriage is under attack. Let´s keep marriage between a man and a woman." Offense was taken. Once upon a time, this would have led to, in ascending order: an eye roll, daggered glares or an inquiry about the sentiment with perhaps a few words exchanged ending in an agreement to disagree. That is no longer the world in which we live. The

‘ObamaCare is penalizing me for pursuing my dreams!’

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:52
New York Post, by Gabrielle Gray Posted By: garnet- Wed, 27 02 2015 05:02:04 GMT In a Midtown specialist’s office, I confessed the secret that’s been weighing on my mind. “My health insurance expires at the end of May,” I told the doctor. I had a lot of questions for him: How much does an uninsured visit cost? What is the fewest number of follow'ups we can do this year? Do you have payment plans available to patients paying cash? I’ve been down the uninsured path before, having spent my post'college years waiting tables and freelance writing. I know the risks involved, but I also know what information I need to make sure I’m relatively safe and mostly

Jorge Ramos Admits to Ann Coulter: Bring All of Mexico to Live Here

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:52
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: chicodon- Wed, 27 45 2015 04:45:40 GMT Miami, Florida — Conservative columnist and 10'time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter steamrolled Fusion host Jorge Ramos in an appearance Tuesday filled with dramatic moments, none more interesting than where Coulter got Ramos to admit he doesn’t believe there should be a limit to how many Mexicans the United States will allow into this country—either legally or illegally. “One last question and you asked we ask on Twitter: Tell me anything new that is not known generally,” Ramos asked Coulter to wrap the interview about her new book, Adios America. “Well, obviously you brought one up: 30

The remarkable rise of Marie Harf

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:52
PowerLine, by Scott Johnson Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 28 2015 04:28:28 GMT We have followed the performance of Marie Harf as a spokesman for the Obama administration foreign policy at the State Department. Harf gives the catastrophic foreign policy of the Obama administration a lighter than air, Valley Girl kind of feel. She is a walking self'parody. As such, she presents a novel use of expressive form. Now comes word that Harf is being promoted to Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. Like a helium filled balloon, Harf ascends. In her new position Harf will focus on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons. It

Detroit Police Chief: I Wouldn’t Gas Up in the City Late at Night Unless I Had To

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:33
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 24 2015 04:24:11 GMT A man was shot dead at a Detroit gas station late at night on Tuesday. The man was trying to flee a carjacking while he was filling up with gas. (Video) Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters Tuesday he wouldn’t gas up in Detroit late at night unless he had to. Deadline Detroit reported: No getting around it: Filling up your gas tank at certain stations in Detroit can be hazardous to your health. Police Chief James Craig said at a Tuesday media conference that he’d avoid getting gas late at night in the city unless he had to,

First Baltimore Riot Bill Comes Due: $20,000,000 – Baltimore City Leadership Send Bill To FEMA, Forces All Americans To Pay….

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:33
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Wed, 27 03 2015 04:03:37 GMT It takes some kind of nerve to intentionally “provide space for people to destroy” a city, and then ask everyone who doesn’t live in the city to pay for it. …”The $20 million estimate released by city officials does not include the cost to businesses of the unrest. The figure also does not include state or federal costs. It’s unclear when those figures will be tallied”… Look closely at the business visited by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings in this tweet she sent today: Mayor Rawlings'Blake ?@MayorSRB BDC & @SBAgov continue working closely w/ impacted businesses—like @SportsMartbmore. For info: http://baltimorebusinessrecovery.org 8:05

After Secret Service Seized $115,000, North Carolina Man Continues Fight for ‘Justice’

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:33
Daily Signal, by Melissa Quinn Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 27 00 2015 04:00:05 GMT On the morning of Sept. 25, 2014, Tom Bednar was sitting in the bedroom of the Raleigh, N.C., home he shared with his wife, Marla, and two sons when Marla entered the room crying. She had just looked at the bank account for their three'decade old business, Marla Enterprises, to find it empty. Now, Capital Bank was requesting close to $18,000 to cover the outstanding checks the couple had written. After transferring money to straighten out their finances with the bank, the Bednars learned just what had happened with the $115,018.01 they had in their bank account: The United States

How to explain this strange 2016 candidate line'up?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:14
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm Posted By: SurferLad- Wed, 27 11 2015 03:11:17 GMT The 2016 field of presidential contenders expands by the day, but it´s taken on a strangely different appearance this time. As usual, there´s one party set to award its nomination to an aging heir apparent, the leading loser from the last presidential competition. While the other party has a striking array of diversity among its candidates, possibly the most varied '' and largest '' field in recent history. But wait! This time it´s the usually feuding Democrats who´ll have a lone serious candidate.

Black Columnist Brands Dr. Ben Carson as ‘a Court Jester, a Minstrel Show’

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:14
Cybercast News Service, by Abigail Wilkinson Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 00 2015 03:00:52 GMT Pulitzer Prize'winning columnist Cynthia Tucker criticized Dr. Ben Carson for his conservative political and religious views, referring to the retired pediatric neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential candidate as “the GOP’s latest black mascot, a court jester, a minstrel show.” Carson, who was raised in a poor, single'parent household in inner'city Detroit, became the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland at age 33. He made medical history when he became the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins attached at the head. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President George W. Bush in

Graduation Gifts

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:57
Creators, by Thomas Sowell Posted By: Judy W.- Wed, 27 55 2015 02:55:27 GMT This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood in the real world. Given the narrow range of left to far left views of the world on most college campuses, and the vast ignorance of other views, even among graduates of elite academic institutions, one valuable gift might be a book giving a different perspective on the world. The recent publication of "American Contempt for Liberty" a hefty, 417'page collection of

Supreme Court To Hear Texas Districts Count Case

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:57
Daily Caller (DC), by Kerry Picket Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 49 2015 02:49:54 GMT The Supreme Court is taking up a case intended to settle if states should only count residents who are eligible to vote as opposed to the entire population when electoral districts are drawn for their state legislatures. The case, put forth by two Texas residents with funding from the organization the Project on Fair Representation, targets states with massive numbers of illegal immigrants. Like other states Texas’ electoral districts are based upon the total number of individuals in the district, both non'citizen and citizen alike. However, the plaintiffs say that the set up violates the constitutional mandate of one person,

George Stephanopoulos Wife Cancels Book Tour Appearance After Husband’s Clinton Cash Donation

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:57
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Warner Todd Huston Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 27 41 2015 02:41:07 GMT Ali Wentworth, the wife of ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, is now cancelling TV appearances scheduled to flog her new book after questions about his massive donations to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation have caused her husband much unwelcome attention. Wentworth was scheduled to appear on the Bravo Network’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” but only days before the air date her place had to be filled with another guest because Wentworth bailed out on the interview. The appearance was supposed to be an opportunity for Wentworth to flog her forthcoming book Happily Ali After and Other

The Most Important Republican Donor That You Don’t Know Is Married To One You Do

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:40
BuzzFeed News, by Rosie Gray Posted By: M2- Wed, 27 45 2015 01:45:30 GMT In the late 1980s, Miriam Ochshorn was living in New York. Already a successful Israeli doctor, she had come to the United States for a fellowship in addiction medicine in 1986. She was divorced, and the mother of two daughters.(snip) He was also single and was looking to meet an Israeli woman. Could Sara give him her number? Miriam said yes. The man was Sheldon Adelson. He was wealthy — (snip) Currently valued by Forbes at $29.9 billion, he has more money than a person could ever spend — the kind of money that can alter a presidential race or

On Same'Sex Marriage, Catholics Are Leading the Way

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:22
New York Times, by Frank Bruni Posted By: jackson- Wed, 27 27 2015 01:27:24 GMT Take a look at this list of countries: Belgium, Canada, Spain, Argentina, Portugal, Brazil, France, Uruguay, Luxembourg and Ireland. Name two things that they have in common. They don’t share a continent, obviously. Or a language. But in all of them, the Roman Catholic Church has more adherents, at least nominally, than any other religious denomination does. And all of them belong to the vanguard of 20 nations that have decided to make same'sex marriage legal. In fact, countries with a Catholic majority or plurality make up half of those where two men or two women can now wed or will soon be able

Here’s how the first president of the social media age has chosen to connect with Americans

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:22
Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin Posted By: Drive- Wed, 27 02 2015 01:02:29 GMT The gathering in Beverly Hills in early April had all the elements of a Hollywood pitch meeting: influential celebrities, powerful agents, marketing moguls and social media strategists. The only hint of difference was the presence of a lone government official: Paulette Aniskoff, head of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Aniskoff had journeyed from Washington to the offices of the entertainment company Live Nation for a strategy session on how YouTube and Vine stars could use their digital celebrity to promote some of the Obama administration’s key policies.